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  • Top 10 entry-level players of the salary cap era

    The Score "With a ton of restricted free-agent chatter around the league - but little action - we thought it would be interesting to review which players performed the best while on their entry-level deals since the salary cap era began in 2005-06. Our list summarizes the 10 most productive..." August 22

  • NHL free agency 2019: Full list of signings, best available players

    Sporting News "Charles Dickens opened "A Tale of Two Cities" with: "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness" - or, what the hockey world calls, free agency. Some of the biggest names in the game will be..." August 22

  • The best (and worst) NHL teams of the past decade

    ESPN "A lot changed in the NHL standings during the past decade. There was an expansion team added, another that relocated and another that was renamed. There were six divisions when the decade began, with the top eight teams in each conference advancing to the playoffs; by 2014, we were..." August 21

  • NHL farm system rankings: Best, worst prospect pipelines for 2019-20, from 1 to 31

    Sporting News "The general managers who run NHL front offices, with support from their staff, use a variety of methods to identify, develop and assess the future talent within their own organizations. Unfortunately for the general public, they tend to keep us in the dark about the inner workings, which is why..." August 20

  • #NHLTopPlayers: Top 20 Defensemen "Whether it's breaking up a big play, setting up a goal, or scoring on the power play, some defensemen can do it all. NHL Network producers and analysts chose the top 20 defensemen in the League for a special program that premiered Sunday as the third in a nine-part series leading up to the..." August 19

  • The All-Decade Team for all 31 NHL clubs

    ESPN "In 2009-10, the New Jersey Devils were confident that 25-year-old Zach Parisewould help define their next decade in the NHL. Ditto the Washington Capitals, and their 25-year-old, 40-goal scorer Alex Semin. The Columbus Blue Jacketshad a 25-year-old franchise player..." August 19

  • Forecasting Canada's roster for potential 2021 World Cup

    The Score "With news that the NHL is "cautiously optimistic" that current CBA talks might lead to a World Cup in February 2021, we've decided to predict what each team's roster could look like should the tournament take place. We adopted the NHL's format for the..." August 16

  • ‘Cautiously optimistic’ NHL CBA talks could result in 2021 World Cup

    Sportsnet "Deputy commissioner Bill Daly says he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the direction of collective bargaining talks with the NHL Players’ Association and believes the sides are committed to staging the next World Cup in February 2021 if they can extend or renew the..." August 16

  • Ranking the NHL's top 5 defensive pairings

    The Score "After analyzing the NHL's best forward lines, our focus now shifts to the league's top defensive pairings. These pairings are weighed against each other through a series of advanced statistical categories that quantify their on-ice impact at even strength. Of course,..." August 16

  • 2019-20 NHL Fantasy Hockey Sleepers include goalie great Henrik Lundqvist

    CBS Sports "There are always tough decisions to make early on in Fantasy hockey drafts, but it's hard to go wrong when there are a plethora of superstars still on the board. However, things become much less straightforward in the mid-to-late rounds when big-name players become increasingly scarce...." August 15

  • How well do NHL's new coaching hires suit their teams?

    The Score "It's the dead of summer and, following seven offseason hirings, all 31 NHL teams have a head coach for the 2019-20 season. With the optimistic press conferences firmly in the rearview mirror, we thought it'd be fun to assess the fit of each new coach and team in advance of training..." August 15

  • Ranking the NHL's 5 best lines

    The Score "A really good line can start clicking for a number of reasons. Sometimes, it's simply due to the individual talent of the three forwards in question, but it isn't always that easy. Putting the best three players together doesn't always pay dividends. Often, it's more..." August 09

  • Predicting the NHL's latest 'lottery ticket' contracts

    ESPN "This may come as a shock, but National Hockey League teams are known to hand out a contract or two that they later regret. Sometimes it's because the signing was ill-advised in the first place. Sometimes it's because of unforeseen circumstances, like a player suffering through..." August 07

  • Top available NHL free agents by position

    The Score "With free agency underway, here's a roundup of all the best players still available. The biggest names are off the board, but some potentially helpful talent remains up for grabs. Left wing Thomas Vanek Patrick Marleau Pat Maroon Jamie..." August 06

  • Report: Ducks offered Kevin Shattenkirk 2-year deal worth over $4M

    The Score "Former New York Rangers blue-liner Kevin Shattenkirk had a more lucrative offer on the table before he settled on a one-year, $1.75-million deal with the Tampa Bay Lightning on Monday. The Anaheim Ducks offered the 30-year-old defenseman a..." August 06

  • Ducks will let veterans lead way this season, GM Bob Murray says "The Anaheim Ducks want to get younger and faster. But that doesn't mean they're planning on playing a lot of kids in a rebuilding year, and they will emphasize more than footspeed. General manager Bob Murray made it clear during development camp in June that there will be..." August 04

  • One month into NHL free agency, who’s left on the market?

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL free agent market opened one month ago today and there was plenty of cash thrown around and faces headed for new places. While there were 126 signings of different varieties on July 1 there have been 167 total in the 30 days since. Even with all those contracts signed, there..." August 01

  • Ducks face questions on scoresheet, blue line, behind bench

    Pro Hockey Talk "Three questions for you to ponder regarding the 2019-20 Anaheim Ducks… 1. Who is going to score?  This is not the sort of question any team wants to answer. But when you finish the season with an NHL-low 196 goals and with just one player scoring 20 or more,..." August 01

  • Ducks likely to ask for too much from Ryan Getzlaf — again

    Pro Hockey Talk "The aging process is cruel to just about everyone, aside from your rare duck like Paul Rudd. If Ryan Getzlaf needed a reminder, the Anaheim Ducks’ 2018-19 season dropped that memo on his desk. Not only did the Ducks miss the playoffs for the first time since..." August 01

  • Jackson LaCombe proves himself adept for Ducks after position switch "Jackson LaCombe has transitioned from a forward into a defenseman, and the Anaheim Ducks hope the 18-year-old eventually develops into the type of two-way defenseman that's become increasingly preferred in the NHL. LaCombe (6-foot-1, 171 pounds) switched positions two years ago..." July 30

  • Fighting in NHL hit record lows during 2018-2019 season, continuing downward trend

    CBS Sports "If you've been watching the NHL over the past handful of years, you likely don't need numbers to tell you what's pretty obvious: The league and its product is not quite the same as it once was, say, in the 80s, 90s or even early 2000s.  Plenty about the game has..." July 30

  • Cam Fowler embracing veteran leadership role with Ducks "Cam Fowler has heard a lot about Dallas Eakins, the Anaheim Ducks' new coach. The veteran defenseman has spoken to a few younger players who skated for Eakins with San Diego of the American Hockey League the past four seasons. "Everyone just raves about him," Fowler said..." July 26

  • 5 players likely to regress next season

    The Score "It's incredibly difficult to stay consistent at the NHL level; some players experience regression, unable to carry over their success from one campaign to the next. Regression doesn't necessarily result in a poor season or a downward trend that will last for the rest of a..." July 26

  • Signing depth players long-term is usually losing move for NHL teams

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Nashville Predators’ decision to sign Colton Sissons to a seven-year contract earlier this week certainly raised a lot of eyebrows around the NHL. As PHT’s James O’Brien argued immediately after the signing, the salary cap hit is pretty..." July 26

  • Ranking the 10 worst contracts in the NHL

    The Score "Nearly every general manager in the NHL has a contract they'd like to get rid of. Not including LTIR-eligible players or players signed this summer, here are the current 10 worst deals in the league based on cap hit, term, and expected value over the duration of the..." July 25

  • 5 players poised for bounce-back seasons

    The Score "Some years, things just don't go as planned. The NHL season is a grind, and even some of the top talents are bound to endure a mediocre year or two. Several factors can result in a player taking a step back, including injuries, coaching, or just sheer bad luck. Here are..." July 24

  • Tampa Bay, Dallas Among Teams Facing Contract Limit Crunch

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Tampa Bay Lightning are not only up against the NHL’s $81.5MM salary cap upper limit, but also the league’s 50-contract limit. They’re not alone either; in addition to the Bolts, the Dallas Stars, Los Angeles Kings, Ottawa Senators, and Anaheim Ducks each have 48 players..." July 23

  • Will coaching change be enough to give Ducks’ goalies some help?

    Pro Hockey Talk "Since becoming the Anaheim Ducks’ starter, John Gibson has become one of the best goalies in the NHL. For the first part of the 2018-19 season he was almost single-handedly carrying the team and helping to keep it at least somewhat competitive. He was not only in the..." July 23

  • Is there too much offence from the defence in today’s NHL?

    TSN "One of the questions I’ve wrestled with over the years is how to value individual offensive contributions from defencemen, particularly when it comes to goal scoring. It’s an important subject because, much like forwards, there is a strong correlation between two..." July 22

  • There’s now a tool to compare NHL players to Pokemon and it’s absolutely incredible

    Newark Star-Ledger "The tool you never knew you needed has arrived. Thanks to CJ Turtoro, a hockey analytics writer and contributor for All about the Jersey, you can now find every NHL player’s best Pokemon comparable with a new generator, which takes stats from hockey..." July 18

  • Brayden Tracey impressing Ducks with work ethic, big heart "Brayden Tracey is not caught up with being a first-round pick in the 2019 NHL Draft by the Anaheim Ducks. "This is just the beginning of more hard work," Tracey, the No. 29 pick, said during Anaheim development camp in June. It's that mindset and work ethic..." July 17

  • Anaheim Ducks Sign Three Players

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Anaheim Ducks have added some depth, signing Chris Wideman and Justin Kloos to one-year, two-way contracts. Both players will earn $700K at the NHL level, though Wideman will earn considerably more at the minor league level. The team has also officially announced the one-way..." July 16

  • Anahim Ducks Hire Kevin Dineen As AHL Coach

    Los Angeles Times "Kevin Dineen was hired Monday as coach of the Ducks’ minor league affiliate San Diego Gulls. Dineen returns to the organization after he was coach of former affiliate Portland, where he briefly coached Ryan Getzlaf and Corey Perry. Dineen is a former coach of the Florida..." July 15

  • Where should the best remaining NHL free agents sign?

    ESPN "While hundreds of free agents have signed with NHL teams this summer (at the cost of hundreds of millions of dollars in total), some notable names remain on the market. Will they re-sign with their 2018-19 clubs, or move on to new opportunities? Our panel debates the 2019-20 destinations for..." July 15

  • Ducks Avoid Arbitration With Chase De Leo

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ducks have avoided salary arbitration with center Chase De Leo.  CapFriendly reports (Twitter link) that Anaheim has signed him a one-year, two-way contract.  The deal will pay him $750K in the NHL, $100K in the AHL, and contains a guaranteed salary of $130K. Anaheim..." July 13

  • Trevor Zegras could provide youthful injection at center for Ducks "Trevor Zegras could turn out to be exactly what the Anaheim Ducks were looking for when they selected the 18-year-old center with the No. 9 pick in the 2019 NHL Draft. The Ducks are aging at the position and believe Zegras soon will be able to add fresh legs. "I'm a..." July 13

  • An early look at the NHL's UFA class of 2020

    The Score "Most marquee names in 2019 unrestricted free agency are off the board, so the majority of offseason excitement is behind us, aside from potential trades, offer sheets, and big-ticket RFA signings. Without an idea of when said transactions may come, the hockey world doesn't have..." July 12

  • Michael Del Zotto Signs With Anaheim Ducks

    Last Word On Hockey "Free agent defenseman Michael Del Zotto signs with the Anaheim Ducks on a one-year contract worth $750,000. This contract carries him through the 2019-20 season. Over his 10-year NHL career Del Zotto has played for the New York Rangers, Nashville Predators,..." July 11

  • Former Kings coach Darryl Sutter says joining Ducks as an advisor is ‘not a big deal’

    Los Angeles Times "Five years ago, when the Ducks brought the Kings to the verge of elimination in their second-round playoff series, Darryl Sutter seized the moment like only he can. In a postgame news conference at Honda Center, Sutter sarcastically praised Ducks goalie John Gibson when he said,..." July 10

  • NHLPA announces arbitration dates

    TSN "The National Hockey League Players Association announced the dates for salary arbitration on Tuesday, beginning with Stanley Cup-winning goaltender Jordan Binnington scheduled for July 20. Binnington is among 40 players who filed for salary arbitration last week. Teams have..." July 09

  • Ducks Sign Andreas Martinsen

    Orange County Register "The Ducks signed left wing Andreas Martinsen to a one-season, two-way contract Friday, another move to strengthen their depth. Martinsen will make $750,000 if he plays in the NHL and $250,000 if he plays with the San Diego Gulls of the AHL. He had one goal and four points in 24 games..." July 06

  • NHL’s restricted free agents have proven to be untouchables

    Pro Hockey Talk "Some of the NHL’s best, young players are available. Technically. Mitch Marner, Brayden Point and Jacob Trouba are just a few of the restricted free agents in a bumper crop. Every team in the league would like to add any of those players..." July 04

  • Darryl Sutter to join Anaheim Ducks as coaching staff advisor

    Anaheim Calling "The Anaheim Ducks announced today that they have hired Darryl Sutter as an advisor to the coaching staff. Darryl Sutter guided the Los Angeles Kings to two Stanley Cup Championships in 2012 and 2014 and complied a career record of 634-467-101-83 across 18..." July 04

  • Predicting a home for 5 key remaining free agents

    The Score "The initial wave of the 2019 free agency period has come and gone, but there are still some good players available. Below, we pick out destinations for five of the biggest names left. Jake Gardiner, D, 28 2018-19 cap hit: $4.05 million Top..." July 03

  • Ducks add to their depth with signings of Anthony Stolarz, Jani Hakanpaa

    Orange County Register "The Ducks made two moves to strengthen their depth Wednesday, when they signed goaltender Anthony Stolarz to a two-season, $1.5-million contract and Finnish defenseman Jani Hakanpaa to a one-year, $850,000 deal. Ducks general manager Bob Murray has a little more than $8 million worth..." July 03

  • Winners and losers from Day 1 of NHL free agency

    The Score "The opening day of NHL free agency didn't disappoint, with several clubs making franchise-altering moves that might shift the league's balance of power. Some of Monday's deals were undoubtedly shrewd, but others left something to be desired. Here's who won..." July 02

  • Ducks Expected To Sign Andrew Poturalski

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Ducks are on the verge of landing one of the top performers in the AHL this past season. Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman reports (Twitter link) that Anaheim is set to sign winger Andrew Poturalski, formerly of the Carolina Hurricanes. The terms of the deal have not yet been..." July 01

  • Stars Expected To Sign Corey Perry

    Pro Hockey Rumors "It appears as if Joe Pavelski won’t be the only veteran heading to Dallas.  TSN’s Frank Seravalli reports (Twitter link) that winger Corey Perry will sign a one-year deal with the Stars.  The deal will carry a $1.5MM base salary and will also contain..." June 30

  • PHR’s 2019 Top 50 NHL Unrestricted Free Agents

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The end of June is finally here, meaning July and the start of NHL free agency is right around the corner. On Monday at 11am CDT, a huge number of players will become unrestricted free agents allowed to negotiate and sign a contract with any team in the league. Teams will be allowed to offer..." June 30

  • Nicolas Deslauriers traded to the Anaheim Ducks for a 2020 fourth-round pick

    Habs Eyes On The Prize "The Montreal Canadiens have traded forward Nicolas Deslauriers to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for a fourth-round pick in 2020. Deslauriers was acquired in exchange for Zach Redmond ahead of the 2017-18 season, providing a surprising amount of offence to..." June 30